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's damming comments that 47% of americans were freeloaders dependent on government handouts. obama campaign adviser david plough had an answer. it wasn't very good. >> 47%, that's an issue that 100% of the country knows about. the president wanted to tell the american people here's my job plan. focused on energy and education on the right way to fix the deficit. romney's approach is the wrong approach on taxes on deficit on wall street reform, on medicare and healthcare. >> eliot: on "good morning america," comedian jon stewart said he tried the same strategy in an upcoming debate with bile o'reilly. >> strategy that obama took, it is the rope-a-dope but instead of letting your opponent punch himself out you just get beat up. >> eliot: ouch. piling insult on top of self-inflicted injury, john sununu told msnbc's andrea mitchell -- >> what people saw last night i think, was a president that revealed his incompetence, how lazy and detached he is. >> did you really mean to call barack obama the president of the unit
or the candidates. the segments will be three on the economy and one each on health care the role of government, and governing. with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics, and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers applause boos hiss among other noisy distracting things, so we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though as we welcome president obama and governor romney. [ cheers and applause ] >> jim. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start the economy segment 1, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about creating new jobs? you have two minutes -- each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has been determined mr. president you go first. >> obama: thank you very much for this opportunity. i want to thank governor romney and the university of colorado for your hospitality. 20 years ago i became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed t
detropia. >> the shanghai automotive and the government of china is requesting and pressuring general motors in order for them to sell in their markets to share their intellectual property. presidential debate. with unrivaled analysis and commentary. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like you. >>now that's politically direct. (vo) brought to you by communications workers of america. bring jobs home now. >> jennifer: as we mentioned earlier, the president has a big lead among women in ohio. a full 25--point advantage but he now also leads among female voters nationwide by 18 points. that 18-point lead is unprecedented. >> no candidate has ever won either gender by such a large margin. at least in the 90 years since women got the right to vote. the margin among men which exists is 10 points. 10-point lead for romney. so why are women so decisively in the democrat's camp? well, it might surprise of some you but it's not just about reproductive rights. in fact, pew research
evolving relationship with the new libyan government to control al-qaeda's presence and respect their sovereignty. where do we go in this evolving arab spring, in libya in particular. >> a lot of this takes time. building up a strong system of government, institution of government libya in particular build gadhafi never wanted an institution that would rival his him. every political faction within libya has weapons and obviously at least one of them or more used them on the consulate a few weeks ago. >> eliot: what i hear you saying, and what i think is critically important, after the revolution after the sort we witnessed and facilitateed in lib y things evolve. and the president used the phrase, there will be bumps in the road. the arc of any evolution is that it evolves over time. diplomacy could be a problem when it is so needed. >> there is a strategy, turning the opposition that overthrew gadhafi into a functioning government and help that government blow a popular support--grow a popular support. that will take time. there is a strategy, but where romney gets it wrong is
under bain or when you were government of massachusetts. jobs, what are you talking about jobs for? you don't know anything about jobs, 47 out of 50 and we're in a fight with this guy? he's leading now? you're kidding me! part of the reason is progressives are more honest than conservatives. when conservatives lose a debate oh, no, we won we won. i don't care, we won. what do liberals do, they said you're right we lost. >> president obama was not prepared for his huge debate. this isn't about left, right good or bad, it's about coming to work to work. >> i think he was taken aback at the brazenness. >> i believe that mr. obama took a licking last night. the public knows that. he seemed not disinterested, but uninterested. he looked as if he really would rather be somewhere else. >> when you've got to lead, try to sit on the ball in basketball and you've got the lead, when you play conservative, you often lose the lead. >> the president bizarrely just failed to show up. >> i'm showing you one of the strongest headline, a full banner based on giving it completely to romney last night. >>
, it's time to cut back on government. >> the reject the idea that i don't like teachers. >> romney had a momentum. >> i have to respond. >> i said i'm not a perfect man and i wouldn't be a perfect president, and that's probably a promise that governor romney thinks i kept. >> cenk: it's time to keep it real on "the young turks," that's what we do. you can tell from the banners behind me, it did not go well. the president was banged around. it was viewed by more people since 1980. look at that. according to a cnn poll 67-25 a walloping who saw that coming other than governor granholm. not a lot of people. man, it wasn't pretty. today, president obama is probably having this moment, and i'm sure you know, it's called. [ speaking french ] i'm sure it's not pronounced that way. what actors think on the way to the stairs after the shows. oh i should have done it this way. i should have done it that way. we have an american version of that. it's the moment in "seinfeld" where c atstanza thinks of the joke he should have said. watch. >> george, the ocean called. they're running out of shrimp.
that big bird was driving the federal government. >> cenk: great numbers unelement has fallen to a 44-month low to 7.8%. it used to be at 8.1% so we're finally below 8%. 114,000 jobs have been added and the july and august numbers added moreobobhich happepe all the t time.im thisthss gat gewatew foror america. more people back at work. so of course the republicans are celebrating right? of course not. no way. they're panicked over it. oh, my god this is going to cause us this election. dammit, i can't believe more americans are working. now go to unbelieving. unbelievable jobs numbers. these chicago guys will do anything. can't debate, so change numbers. that's ironic coming from jack welsh because g.e. was fined by the fcc $50 million for cooking their books for about a decade. it began under jack welsh puerto rico i cook the books. i assume that they'll be as dirty as i am. >> you're saying that the administration is actively manipulating that data, correct? >> well, absolutely. >> i want to read you one tweet from jack welch who used to run general election. a man who most people would a
in the republican primary mr. governor rick perry. >> it's three agencies of government i when i got there that are gone, commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? oh,! >> commerce, education and the... >> e.p.a.? >> e.p.a. >> seriously? is e.p.a. what you were talking about? >> nos, nos, we were talking about the e.p.a. needs to be rebuilt. >> can you name the third one? >> the third agency of government i would do away with education, the commerce and let's see... i can't the third one i can't sorry. >> i can't. oops. [ laughter ] >> no, i make fun of him. i may be sitting here later on this hour talking about the third one. peter, help me. [ laughter ] >> so we're going to hear from your calls about debates do they matter, do they make a difference? we're going to talk about that for the rest of the hour. let's go to a little commercial break. presents coverage of the presidential debate. with commentary. >> you're going to hear that used as a major talking point. (vo) the only network with real-time reaction straight from the campaigns and from viewers like yo
of everybody. i wonder if there is anchoralation while they were moving ahead,s the rest of the government was subsidizing more and more people. why is it always assumeed why somebody doesn't succeed because they can't or doesn't want to. >> cenk: interesting. he seems to indicate, well, that the government is subsidizing the for a. he's taking the incentive away. the bottom 60%, what are the tax breaks they get? they got 20% of the tax breaks. so you know they're 60% of the country but they only got 20% of the tax breaks. let's look at where sam zell is, they got 24% of the tax breaks. they got more tax breaks than the bottom 60%. what do they do? they say, can you believe what the bottom is getting in terms of tax breaks from the government is subsidizing their way of life. no they're subsidizing your way of life. >> the world is not a zero-sum game. if i succeed, it doesn't mean that you don't. i succeed because i'm driven, and i take the risks and deal with it. >> cenk: well, of course if you don't succeed and you drive the tribune company into bankruptcy, and you do it all on your own
will pose a question the first three pods are about the economy, the next two about governance, and the last about health care. what jim lehrer is going to do is pose a question and each candidate will have two minutes to respond, and then the next ten minutes he can go wherever he wants. he can have that talk with each other, or follow up. and that's up with of the things i have to tell you, the candidates and campaigns i am told are a little bit nervous about. they expect jim lehrer to be mildly aggressive but again, the possibility for mitt romney and barack obama to encourage and engage each other should be one of the more intriguing aspects of this debate. >> cenk: so romney can ask president obama a direct question, and the time will be monitored by jim lehrer in a very lose way; is that right? >> that's right. if mitt romney wants to say president obama how do you explain the fact that you said the economy would be doing better than it has been. jim lehrer can say, president obama why don't you respond. >> cenk: all right. thank you so much. it's
whatever it wants with no government oversight whatsoever. the policies of starting a war here and a war there and a war there and never paying for it. the policies of giving the wealthiest of americans all the tax breaks while screwing the middle class. that's the choice. i thought president obama should have made -- as his campaign has, made that choice very, very clear in his opening statement and said you know, forward with me or backward with mitt. he didn't. and mitt romney, when he got his statement, he went right away and said that guy's been there for four years and look what a mess we're in and i can do it better. it was b.s. but he delivered it right into the camera in a very -- not convincing to me but in a very -- but in a better way -- we've never seen mitt romney better and i don't think -- i don't remember seeing president obama more disappointing. chris in chicago. joins us. hello, chris, good morning. what do you say? >> caller: good morning, bill. i blame you for this. you had no business travel
the government equals what the pentagon spends in just sixth hours. and other things have to do with debunk things that were said in virginia. the claimed that president obama did not sign any trade agrees in the last four years. untrue. and the president has wrapped up and signed new trade agrees with south korea, panama and columbia, and as for the president wants to put space or die light between the u.s. and israel, that too is false. and the obama administration repeatedly emphasizes that it is committed to israel's security. we're back with more steph after the break. join us. ♪ unleashed. joy behar. >> on my next show, robert klein can't stop his leg, gilbert gottfried can't stop his mouth and i can't stop laughing long enough to ask a question. [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet but they're gonna fall in love get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get m
issues of the campaign. the focus will be on the role of government, the economy and health care. mitt romney has a history of shall we sa waffling a little bit on these important issues we even have a collection of mitt's flip flops here inside the war room but this suggests where his position is actually going to be on wednesday night. first off, the role of government as a subject, and that really gets fundamentally to the issue of taxes, at least for mitt romney. the romney memo says that mitt romney will not raise taxes on anyone and that he will deliver tax cuts for the middle class. sounds pretty good, but the brookings tax policy center took a look at this issue, and here is what they found. under mitt romney 95% of americans making under $200,000 would have a tax increase averaging $2,000 while the wealthiest americans would see tax cuts of up to $86,000 per year. and his claim that he can give the wealthy those tax breaks and still close the deficit, that claim is mathematically impossible according to the tax policy center. romney's fuzzy math has p
the government sticking its nose in is a huge problem. >> john: the government sticking its nose into all kinds of things. the civil rights act of 1964? if you're a libertarian might sound reasonable. if you apply for a job and the employer and employee agree on a salary, who's the government to get in there? some people in this country have decided discrimination is bad. that was todd akin coming out in favor of discrimination in the workplace not just against women. against anybody. so what's to stop a business from not hiring people of a race or religion or sexual orientation they don't like? under todd akin, nothing right? yeah, what a guy. so i'm going to have you play that about four times during this episode. i think it's more shocking than legitimate rape. 1-866-55-press. i'm john fuglesang filling in for bill all morning on your current radio and tv, this is the "bill press show." we'll be right back. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." live on your radio and current tv. >> announcer: heard around the
in government who spent month after month year after year doing serious statistical work and he is calling their reputation and credibility into question based on nothing. i was responsible for getting those numbers. we got those on a thursday evening at a certain time when the federal reserve got them we had essentially a very short time to analyze them, and write a report, which the next day the administration, us, made public. when the bureau of labor statistics made the numbers public. there was absolutely never a whisper of advance information. an exchange of information from the top down or bottom up. this was all done in a completely controlled way. >> jennifer: there was a "washington post" report about the security precautions that surround this bureau of labor statistics, and this is what the quote was, and of course you have just confirmed this, essentially . . . >> jennifer: i mean really those are some precautions. >> right. right. this was -- essentially this data is incredibly important to global markets around the world, to business decision-making arou
the last ten years building the budget in terms of what the federal government is putting into research. so that's a big issue. not to mention the services you talked about. if those go away or are overdue that will have a significant impact on this population. >> jennifer: so talk on a personal level. because i know you have a son that has autism. describe for people how old he is and what he is facing. >> my son is tyler, he is 18. and my wife aye have been at this year 16 years old. and he is a wonderful young man. he is very capable. he has a passion for painting, and we blessed to be able to hopefully provide for him, but we worry constantly -- >> jennifer: could healey on his own? >> no, he would not. and that is the case for a significant portion of this population. >> jennifer: and if you didn't have the means, you would have to rely on medicaid? >> we would. something >> jennifer: would it be a group home? >> there are a variety of things. some people want to live with others, some might want to live on their own. there is no one solution here for -- for thi
a lasting government that represents all of them. and syria i'll work with our partners to identify and organize the members of the opposition who share our values, and then ensure that they obtain the arms they need. finally, i'll recommit america to the goal of a democratic, prosperous palestinian state living side by side it in peace and security with the jewish state of israel. >> eliot: of course, much of that matches what the administration is already doing in the middle east. as white house press secretary jay carney said to reporter, and i quote. on iran for example concrete prescriptions that make sense have been acted on. israel's leaders themselves have said that the supreme court from this president is unpress didn't: madeleine albright was more scathing. i think it is really full of platitudes and free of substance. i would really like to ask governor romney and his advisers what he would do differently. and then the campaign ad reminded voters of the hapless response that in the attacks that killed chris stevens. >> romney's response showed a lack of presidential char
up this hour. jacki schechner you sent me the story government makes arrest for $430 million in health care fraud. >> you know what you just did again -- >> stephanie: stepped on your news toes? well you sent it to me. think of this as a tease. >> this just shows how connected we are. >> stephanie: i'm just saying that's the waste and fraud that mitt romney wants to helpfully put back into medicare -- >> i wasn't going to start with that at all. >> oh, my god. just do the news jacki. >> good morning, everybody. mitt romney says he wants to restore those $716 billion cuts to medicare, but as we just discussed that money is savings by getting rid of waste, fraud and abuse, and now we know that close to 100 people have been arrested, seven states eight cities in connection with all different kinds of medicare fraud. the total cost to tax payers $430 million. they have caught almost 1500 people who have stolen more than $4.8 billion of your taxpayer money. there are also results of a study out today that says access to free birth control leads to fewer tee
possibly the idea of a black person was someone who was -- wanted to live off of the government. it's just -- it's like watching an old movie, and believing the old movie was real. i think that's the way to put it. >> jamal: so we know that's the case. we have a president of the united states who has been arguing to the country that we know we're in a ditch. we know we have got to get out of a ditch. but do we get out of it by everybody getting behind and pushing the car out, or are we all going to get out of the ditch, every man and woman for him or herself are we going to work together or not? do you think that is something america is going to want? >> i get the feeling that mitt romney is being told what to do. i just feel that he's -- he's being manipulated heavily, and i don't think the real romney is going to show itself. it's not going to happen. i do give credit to president obama that he sticks to his guns on what his virtues are, and it comes out. i think he calculatedly thought it through on the debate to let mitt romney show his hand. because let's
reasons is silly ludicrous, and insulting to government workers who have reported news, good and bad faithfully for many decades. it strikes me, jack, that there have been a few more cases of corporate gamesmanship with financial numbers than cases where the government was not honest in the past few years. in fact, didn't your company g.e. have an accounting issue led to a big sec settlement not so long ago? now that you've made this outlandish claim, where is your proof, your evidence, the facts to substantiate you're certification, or is it just a partisan screed? you might remember when my office charged ge then under your leadership with a range of i am preprity we had the proof and the judge forced you to take out a full-page add admitted to your i don't think doing. the key jack, the evidence and facts. but more importantly why should anybody be surprised that we're finally digging out of the trough? i know the corporate titans want to believe that until their taxes are cut to zero nothing good will happen. but here is the thing. over the past four years the steady effort at ke
't noticed he's black. >> because he was criticizing the government's response to katrina. anything that we should use the same thing -- that we did post-9-11 to deal with it because it was such an enormous problem. >> how dare he. >> shocking. >> inversion lodge sick always helpful. whatever they're saying, let's invert it and look at it. that means that sean hannity yesterday said heck of a job brownie, essentially. they reiterated the entire -- >> it also showed that the far right thinks that a roomful of impassioned white people are tea party patriots but a room of impassioned black people are radicals. >> stephanie: yes, they're an angry mob. >> they would have to be to get up off their sofas and push all the welfare checks out of the way and get in their giant cadillac. they would have to be impassioned radicals otherwise why would they leave? it is so comfy being on the dole. >> stephanie: ann lynn in south florida. >> caller: hi. i was over at a friend's house and she had this show on and i watched a
, if you work for state, local, or federal government. i guess state and local still. we know the federal government has the day off. schools are open today at least in montgomery county. so if you have got the holiday, enjoy it. if not, like the rest of us welcome to the workday. we would be grad to take your calls. a 866-55-press 866-557-7377. having now said that we are all working today, that's not true because dan henning has decided to celebrate the day. >> yeah, he is not italian. >> but peter ogburn here. and siprion is out today too. monty is filling in for him as our video engineer. >> and you're back most importantly, you are back. >> thank you. and a great big thank you to john fugelsang and to jamal simmons for take over the driver's seat- week. good to be back with you. the president and the first lady were back at the white house over the weekend, saturday night at least before the president took off on complain swing, and they not to celebrate their 20th anniversary. they went out for dinner at the bourbon steak restaurant here in washington, d.c. it is al
dividends where george bush was the ultimate hedgehog believe in big ideas big governing idealogies where obama is much more data driven and deliberative. it doesn't translate well on national t.v. and 6 million people are watching and want crisp, concise rebuttal to what romney was saying. >> that's what we were all look forego too. everybody watches you like a guru now. do you feel a lot of pressure after making these dead on predictions last time to get it right this time around. >> i would consider myself lucky to have gotten 49 out of 50 states right. we issue predictions but they're forecast.% we handicap the odds. obama might have a 75% chance of winning virginia or 45 chance of north carolina. you're supposed to get some of those wrong. there is no way to know in advance of last night how limp obama's performance would be, although often incumbent presidents are very stale in their favorites debates. the margin of error of uncertainty between now and november 6 are unaccounted for. >> you're a bit of a tigers fans. what's the likelihood of our tigers making it to the world series?
: let's drill down. when he said the federal government is still standing behind some of the big banks. that's true. that has been one of the big critiques you and i agree. but would mitt romney do anything about it? and if so what? >> in fairness to the president and the dodd-frank rule, that rule has the possibility to get rid of the too big to fail. but when he says he wants to get rid of dodd-frank there would be no bigger kiss than to get rid of dodd-frank. so when romney says i'm going to get rid of dodd-frank but replace it it reminds me for years we have the presidential candidates with secret plans that never come up. all of the secret plans that these candidates have -- romney has a secret plan to replace dodd-frank, to save medicare a plan to save social security. >> eliot: let's take the boca rule where you put capital at great risk the republican party has been fighting that one tooth and nail and if there is one piece of dodd-frank that is critical, that's it. so is romney now saying he is for the vogel rule? >> it was reported today that gold sack wh
we were facing the debt crisis and the shutdown of the government why he voted to continue the pay for congress, but not for any of our serving members out in the battlefields. >> stephanie: yeah. yeah. >> caller: and he never did answer the question. he just kept the attacks. the attacks. and i'm thinking to myself my daughter busts her butt every day that works for a veteran's administration, that pace these soldiers rent, and pays for diapers for babies because a lot of organizations won't give them cash. and these kids -- it takes about a year for their benefits to catch up with to them and can i plug it -- >> stephanie: sure. >> caller: firstresponse.org. eric cantor works 109 days of work. >> stephanie: yeah, where do i get that deal. yay! yay! >> this really fs up my weekend. >> stephanie: mudcat is probably laughing his ass off whistling on the porch. mike in chicago you are on the "stephanie miller show." welcome. >> caller: good morning, stephanie, how are you. >> stephanie: good, go ahead, mike. >> caller: thanks so much for having me on. the other nigh
, romney picks out one of like two or three things that american love the government spending on one is the military b is public broadcasting, and it represents like .001%. >> but ending the bush tax cuts that's -- >> stephanie: yeah. and we end with rush. >> biden says we want to let the tax cut expire. see you are supposed to be satisfied that the increased tax payments from the rich go to government. that's supposed to make you happy. when i hear stuff like that it's like how can anybody has an iq over that of a pencil eraser. >> stephanie: wow. i think the vast majority of the american people think we shouldn't have tax cuts for the rich, right? >> yeah and limbaugh's complete inability to understand how joe biden might be reelected again, or barack obama, we see this over and over again, just cannot understand incomprehensible, because they have been listening to the rhetoric for the last couple of years. and here they are, three or four weeks away. so they can't figure it out, and that goes back to the jobs conspiracy, polling conspiracy digging up videos from f
claim where something is worse than it was four years ago. >> bill: there is a new government in egypt, in tanishia, the arab spring has happened. >> yes, and he presents it as a threat and then he pivots to praise it. it is much more nuance many people who are islamist also want peace. this is actually the kind of thing we want to see, the arab people taking their faith in their own hands. >> bill: let's talk about iraq romney is critical of the president >> romney: america's ability to influence represents for the better of iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence. >> bill: first of all it was hardly abrupt and secondly what is he suggesting? that we should not have ends the war in iraq. >> more than that it was president bush who signed the withdrawal agreement. these are sins of omission. so it was president bush who agreed to withdrawal all u.s. combat forces. >> bill: does he really think the american people want to continue this war in iraq? >> of course not. the american people wanted us out then, and want us out of
and he's right. there is a choice. it is a debate about the role of government and creating a civil society, a society where we look out for one another but maybe give people the tools to become independent. or we can choose mitt romney. you remember what mitt romney told eye owe wants back in june about president obama. >> he wants to hire more government workers. we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. did he not get the message in wisconsin, the american people did. it is time for us to cut back on government and help the american people. >> jennifer: so do the american people want us to cut the jobs of firemen policemen and teachers? well, sharp scrutiny on the role and the influence of public sector employees and their unions is the focus of the controversial new book, "new york times" best selling book from author and citadel political professor mallory factor. it is called bosses". rob taxpayers blind. mallory factor is joining us from new york. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thank yo
. a major philosophical divide between democrats and republicans, what role should government even have. i'm in denver. we're in "viewpoint." i'll be debating the one the only glenn beck. for more information on how to watch our war of the words check out facebook.com/current. viewer for capella university. matter. education is the key. it is the vehicle. it's the way in which we evolve. every journey is different every possibility is unique. but the beginning, the beginning is my craft. i'm an ordinary person striving to achieve extraordinary things. it started with a dream and i'm on my way there. >> eliot: wednesday's presidential debate is focusing on the tragic events in aurora, colorado over the summer. gun control is not one of them. a new ad starring one of the victims of the aurora shooting aims to make sure those watching the debate are thinking about gun control as they should. >> this past summer in a movie theatre in colorado i was shot in the face and neck. but i was lucky. 40,000 americans won't be so lucky because they'll b
. a state should pass it not the federal government which misses the question about whether this it is logical as a matter of healthcare policy. how does he square the circle? >> i have no idea. i don't know how he's going to have the debate tomorrow if he goes after quote-unquote obama care. how he doesn't expect barack obama to say how can you criticize me for something that was essentially yours? and what specifically is, this is what i think obama will do. what specifically are you offended by? and if romney -- he can't go to the mandate. his polls show when you ask people what do you feel about the overall bill, people say they're kind of half and half on it. when you start rattling off the specifics of the bill, they become very popular. i don't know how mitt romney criticizes the president's healthcare bill and isn't forced into the specifics of it. >> there's one exception of the popularity which is the mandate. it is still unpopular. obama is in a little bit of a bind here as well. you hear obama t
. they are entrepreneurial, many come from countries where they don't want the government involved. >> jennifer: the catholics -- >> very religious. thank goodness they keep making the mistakes. >> jennifer: there is an assumption on the part of the republicans that latinos don't vote. there was an "washington post" article that said the number one myth about latinos is that latinos don't vote. >> that is a myth. and you have to understand it's a much younger population and we know younger people don't vote. so when the median age of hispanics is 25 compared to non-hispanic whites at 35, 37 you can understand why there would be this gap. but i think texas is really -- i'm counting -- maybe not in play in 2016 but definitely in play in 2020. it is -- >> jennifer: that's way too far away for me. >> i agree. >> jennifer: last question is the voter suppression efforts who could keep as many as 10 million latino voters away -- the courts seem to have been catching with up this -- >> i'm very concerned about that. there was a decision in florida that allowed the purge of n
funds to pbs is going to fix the deficit. not true. in 2010, the federal government gave $300 million to pbs of course is not chicken scratch but $300 million is about 1/100 of 1% of the total federal budget. one thing is sure, firing big bird sure ain't going to fix the deficit. as you can imagine romney's big bird dis has not gone over well with the residents of "sesame street" including elmo who sat down with this exclusive interview with our own brett ehrlich. shh, brett's talking now. >> listen, i know how you can lose a debate but what i don't know is how you can lose a debate to a guy who during that debate said that he wanted to cancel "sesame street." when i say i'm fond of someone i don't then vow to fire them. i wanted to talk to someone that this statement might hurt the most and for that, we talked to my close personal friend, elmo. elmo, how are you feeling? >> elmo is trying to make this a learning experience. for example p is for positive. very well. >> elmo, that's so -- what do you mean you're n
puts his poo on a cake i don't have to eat it. and we is going to clean the federal government out, and give the money to his cohorts. >> stephanie: yep. >> he is starting with the attack on big bird so there you go -- >> stephanie: there you go. and someone has to stand up for big bird. >> big bird is going to have to learn mandarin. >> stephanie: exactly. ♪ when the bird walks in with an itty bitty beak you [ inaudible ] and i can't deny ♪ [ mocking laughter ] >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike, oh, you little scamp. [ applause ] >> stephanie: okay. ney in baltimore you are on the "stephanie miller show." >> caller: hello, hi. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: good morning to everyone. i watched the debate last night, and it had me laughing at mitt romney because it looked like he was on speed. >> and he is not allowed to drink coffee. >> caller: yes. and i think obama played the rules fairly and romney was very rude to the moderator, so i'm still going to vote for my president. >> stephanie: yeah, a lot of people said it was more like bullying in a lot of ways. joi
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